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1 Jesus called the Twelve together and he gave them power and authority over all demons and to heal sicknesses. 1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,
2 He sent them out to proclaim God's kingdom and to heal the sick. 2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
3 He told them, "Take nothing for the journey—no walking stick, no bag, no bread, no money, not even an extra shirt. 3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.
4 Whatever house you enter, remain there until you leave that place. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.
5 Wherever they don't welcome you, as you leave that city, shake the dust off your feet as a witness against them." 5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them."
6 They departed and went through the villages proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere. 6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.
7 Herod the ruler heard about everything that was happening. He was confused because some people were saying that John had been raised from the dead, 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed, because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead,
8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the ancient prophets had come back to life. 8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life.
9 Herod said, "I beheaded John, so now who am I hearing about?" Herod wanted to see him. 9 But Herod said, "I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?" And he tried to see him.
10 When the apostles returned, they described for Jesus what they had done. Taking them with him, Jesus withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida. 10 When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida,
11 When the crowds figured it out, they followed him. He welcomed them, spoke to them about God's kingdom, and healed those who were sick. 11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.
12 When the day was almost over, the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away so that they can go to the nearby villages and countryside and find lodging and food, because we are in a deserted place." 12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here."
13 He replied, "You give them something to eat." But they said, "We have no more than five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all these people." 13 He replied, "You give them something to eat." They answered, "We have only five loaves of bread and two fish--unless we go and buy food for all this crowd."
14 (They said this because about five thousand men were present.) Jesus said to his disciples, "Seat them in groups of about fifty." 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."
15 They did so, and everyone was seated. 15 The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.
16 He took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed them, and broke them and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people.
17 Everyone ate until they were full, and the disciples filled twelve baskets with the leftovers. 17 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
18 Once when Jesus was praying by himself, the disciples joined him, and he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" 18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
19 They answered, "John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others that one of the ancient prophets has come back to life." 19 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life."
20 He asked them, "And what about you? Who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ sent from God." 20 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
21 Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell this to anyone. 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 He said, "The Human One must suffer many things and be rejected—by the elders, chief priests, and the legal experts—and be killed and be raised on the third day." 22 And he said, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life."
23 Jesus said to everyone, "All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross daily, and follow me. 23 Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
24 All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their lives because of me will save them. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
25 What advantage do people have if they gain the whole world for themselves yet perish or lose their lives? 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self ?
26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Human One will be ashamed of that person when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
27 I assure you that some standing here won't die before they see God's kingdom." 27 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."
28 About eight days after Jesus said these things, he took Peter, John, and James, and went up on a mountain to pray. 28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.
29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed and his clothes flashed white like lightning. 29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with him. 30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,
31 They were clothed with heavenly splendor and spoke about Jesus' departure, which he would achieve in Jerusalem. 31 appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.
32 Peter and those with him were almost overcome by sleep, but they managed to stay awake and saw his glory as well as the two men with him. 32 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
33 As the two men were about to leave Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, it's good that we're here. We should construct three shrines: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah"—but he didn't know what he was saying. 33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters--one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." (He did not know what he was saying.)
34 Peter was still speaking when a cloud overshadowed them. As they entered the cloud, they were overcome with awe. 34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 Then a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, my chosen one. Listen to him!" 35 A voice came from the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him."
36 Even as the voice spoke, Jesus was found alone. They were speechless and at the time told no one what they had seen. 36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves, and told no one at that time what they had seen.
37 The next day, when Jesus, Peter, John, and James had come down from the mountain, a large crowd met Jesus. 37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him.
38 A man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to take a look at my son, my only child. 38 A man in the crowd called out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.
39 Look, a spirit seizes him and, without any warning, he screams. It shakes him and causes him to foam at the mouth. It tortures him and rarely leaves him alone. 39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.
40 I begged your disciples to throw it out, but they couldn't." 40 I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."
41 Jesus answered, "You faithless and crooked generation, how long will I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here." 41 "O unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."
42 While he was coming, the demon threw him down and shook him violently. Jesus spoke harshly to the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father. 42 Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
43 Everyone was overwhelmed by God's greatness. While everyone was marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus said to his disciples, 43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples,
44 "Take these words to heart: the Human One is about to be delivered into human hands." 44 "Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men."
45 They didn't understand this statement. Its meaning was hidden from them so they couldn't grasp it. And they were afraid to ask him about it. 45 But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.
46 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. 46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.
47 Aware of their deepest thoughts, Jesus took a little child and had the child stand beside him. 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
48 Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me. Whoever welcomes me, welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever is least among you all is the greatest." 48 Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all--he is the greatest."
49 John replied, "Master, we saw someone throwing demons out in your name, and we tried to stop him because he isn't in our group of followers." 49 "Master," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us."
50 But Jesus replied, "Don't stop him, because whoever isn't against you is for you." 50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."
51 As the time approached when Jesus was to be taken up into heaven, he determined to go to Jerusalem. 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
52 He sent messengers on ahead of him. Along the way, they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his arrival, 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;
53 but the Samaritan villagers refused to welcome him because he was determined to go to Jerusalem. 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.
54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to consume them?" 54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them ?"
55 But Jesus turned and spoke sternly to them, 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them,
56 and they went on to another village. 56 and they went to another village.
57 As Jesus and his disciples traveled along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
58 Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Human One has no place to lay his head." 58 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
59 Then Jesus said to someone else, "Follow me." He replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." 59 He said to another man, "Follow me." But the man replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. But you go and spread the news of God's kingdom." 60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
61 Someone else said to Jesus, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say good-bye to those in my house." 61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."
62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts a hand on the plow and looks back is fit for God's kingdom." 62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."